American Idol 2012 is in a last minute scramble to put together a ‘fitting tribute’ to late American Bandstand host Dick Clark for the live show on Wednesday night. Dick Clark died Wednesday morning of a heart attack at the age of 82.
American Idol 2012 host Ryan Seacrest was especially upset by the death of legendary TV host Dick Clark as he has cohosted Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve since 2005/2006. Dick Clark suffered a dehabilitating stroke in 2004 and could no longer host the show on his own. Ryan Seacrest was officially named his successor a couple of years ago.